The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) plans to investigate just how common it is for women to have their hymens repaired.

"I am hoping to do this research, but now it is just in the initial stages," Alia Hogben, executive director of the CCMW, said.

On Thursday, QMI Agency reported a story about Dr. Dimitrois Giannoulias of Toronto, who performs the surgery.

Giannoulias has a private clinic and performs the surgery for women who have arranged marriages in the Middle East, where brides need to be virgins or they can face severe consequences.

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